Summercamp – Chinmaya Somnath – Chantilly, VA


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Camp Schedule (subject to change)

The Chinmaya Mission Summer Camp (SC) offers children a summertime filled with fun and learning led by a strong team of Acharyas (teachers) from all over the world. Here are some of the activities the children enjoy during the Summer Camp are chanting Shlokas and Bhajans, inspiring stories from the scriptures, indoor games, dance and drama, outdoor sports, “Fun Fridays” and much more.

Sample Summer Camp Schedule

Camp Eligibility

Children entering Grades 1 through 8 (rising grade) as of September 1, 2020.

Camp Dates

June 15– July 10, 2020

Camp Location

Chinmaya Somnath, 4350 Blue Spring Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151.

Camp Timings

Camp timings: 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM, Monday through Friday.

Drop off time: 8:30 AM to 8:45 AM.

Pick up time: 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM.

Children must be picked up promptly.

A late fee will be assessed if children are not picked up in a timely manner

Procedure for absences, late drop-off, and early pick-up

 Facility Doors will remain locked from 8:45 am to 4:40 pm. If you need to drop your child off or pick your child up between these times,  you must call the summer camp number so that someone can let you in.

Please remember to sign your child in and out daily.

Occasionally you may find it necessary to pick up your child from camp before the end of the regular camp day. On such days you must send an email to or call the summer camp number (703-378-2899)  for camp sevaks to make arrangements for your child to be let out of their respective activities.

PLEASE NOTE:  Chanting with Swamiji begins at 4:00 PM. Once in, your child will not be pulled out of the chanting session until it is complete.  Please contact the camp sevaks to arrange for early pickup before 4:00 PM.

Please send an email to, if your child will be absent from camp.

After Care 
Chinmaya Somnath Immersion Summer Camp will offer extended care for up to 10 camp students. Please enroll early  (via the registration)  in order to reserve your spot in aftercare.

  • After Care Timings: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • After Care Fees: $50 per week

Camp Fees and Deposit

  • Early Registration (till March 31, 2020): $1200.00
  • Registration (from April 1, 2020): $1400.00
  • Sibling Discount: $100.00
  • Parent Time Contribution Security Deposit: $150.00

Note: Summer camp could be considered for Child Care Credit Form 2441. For eligibility, please consult your tax adviser.

Refund Policy

  • Withdrawal On or Before April 15th, 2020: Full Refund (less $100 administration fee per child)
  • Withdrawal between April 16th, 2020, and May 15th, 2020: 50% Refund
  • Withdrawal On or After May 16th, 2020: No Refund

Camp T-Shirts

Camp students are required to wear their camp t-shirt every day. Each student will receive two t-shirts. Please use this sizing guide to select the right T-shirt size at the time of registration.

Sizes Width Length (in) Sleeve Center Back (in)
Youth-XS 16 20.5 13.5
Youth-S 17 22 14.5
Youth-M 18 23.5 15.5
Youth-L 19 25 16.5
Youth-XL 20 26.5 17.5
Adult-S 18 28 15.63
Adult-M 20 29 17
Adult-L 22 30 18.5
Adult-XL 24 31 20


You can order up to 5 additional T-shirt at the time of registration. For ordering more T-shirts please send email to

Parent Time Contribution

The summer camp is run entirely by volunteers. To aid the volunteers, each family is required to contribute time on one day.

        Volunteer sign-up slots are for a total of 8 hours. This can be fulfilled with:

  •         1 full day slot (8 hours)
  •         4 lunch slots on a given day of the week (2 hours each)

You can swap signed up slots to a new slot until July 1st.

1. At the time of registration, several dates will be given to choose from. The registration form will not be complete without a selection. We will try our best to accommodate the first choice provided by the parents.

2. As part of the registration process parents, a $150 Parent Time Contribution Deposit will be authorized. This deposit will be activated for payment ONLY if the time contribution is not fulfilled. Once charged this fee is non-refundable. If a parent cannot provide the time contribution, an advance payment of $150 can be authorized at the time of registration. This fee is non-refundable even if, at a later date, the parent would like to contribute time on a Friday. Once activated this fee is non-refundable.

This deposit will be activated for payment in the following 3 situations.

  1. If a parent knows in advance they are unable to fulfill the time contribution, an advance time contribution deposit payment of $150 can be chosen at the time of registration.
  2. If a parent signs up for 2-hour time slots, they must complete all assignments to fulfill their time contribution.
  3. If a parent signed up for a time contribution slot during registration and there is a change in plans, and the parent is unable to fulfill their volunteer time contribution requirement

Swamiji’s Bhiksha Guidelines

Camp families can offer Bhiksha to Swamiji during the course of the camp.  Bhiksha can also be offered to Swamiji also at the residence of the host family. Please CONTACT US for more information

Please click here for detailed SWAMIJI’S BHIKSHA GUIDELINES

NOTE: Bhiksha offering to Swamiji is NOT A MANDATORY requirement for your child to attend the camp.